"It's people obsessing, it's about the pursuit of an obsession," says Wise, who has followed up his documentary debut with "Somm: Into the Bottle," a film most definitely about wine, specifically 10 unique bottles and the stories that surround them.
That changes a bit this year with cooking events tied to films and filmmakers; the read-through of "Bottle Shock: The Musical" and, most prominently, the world premiere of "Somm: Into the Bottle."
"Somm style is not just about clothes--it's about exploring and knowing how to choose," says the promotional copy for the contest.
30, sommeliers across North America can submit their most dapper photo and application for a chance to win the title and bragging rights of being Penfolds' and GQ's Best Dressed Somm.
The US computing and imaging systems provider Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) has signed a partnership agreement with the Swiss online distribution expert somm.com.
Under the agreement somm.com will create webstores targeted at both the B2B and B2C market for HP.
But he was also a brilliant conductor of French music and Somm
's latest archival release brings together rare live recordings from the early 1950s demonstrating his interpretative skills.
Just a few years ago he was ploughing a comparatively lonely furrow as a jobbing if highlyregarded soloist, but he has now built up an impressive library of recordings with SOMM.
The Chinese pianist Bobby Chen is a more recent addition to the SOMM label, and a well-chosen programme of piano music by Prokofiev makes a great debut disc.
's presentation and packaging are up to their usual fine standards, and the close but gentle recording quality suits the music perfectly.
THE BEECHAM COLLECTION Delius (Somm
): Far better to remember Sir Thomas Beecham for his music-making than for the scurrilous tales about his so-called witticisms which, though they should have earned him a smack in the mouth, were inflicted upon haplessly meek orchestral players who relied upon the moneyed conductor for a living.
The court convicted Felix Somm
even though prosecutors had reversed their position and asked for his acquittal.